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4/30/14 – 8:13 A.M.

A Lima man was killed in a Cincinnati warehouse accident early this morning. 700 WLW reports 65-year-old Donald Stevenson was found pinned between a wall and a metal ramp at a Nash Finch facility in the city. Stevenson was a truck driver for the company.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking into the incident.


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4/30/14 – 7:11 A.M.

Three Wood County men are facing charges for allegedly assaulting a man at a Fostoria park over the weekend. Prosecutors have charged 21-year-old Michael Enright, 20-year-old James Frederick, and 20-year-old Joshua McCoy with assault. The Risingsun men are accused of jumping another man at a park on Vine Street Sunday.

All three will have will have preliminary hearings May 6.

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4/30/14 – 6:41 A.M.

A Fostoria mother who left her children home alone for almost five days will not go to jail. The Review-Times reports 39-year-old Jacqueline Gibson was sentenced on a count of child endangerment. Judge Mark Repp gave Gibson a 180 day suspended sentence, and also ordered her to undergo counseling.

Gibson left her two 11-year-old children home alone for between four and five days just before Christmas. Police discovered Gibson had left because she was mad at the kids. The children were placed in the custody of their grandparents.

MORE: Review-Times

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4/30/14 – 5:28 A.M.

The Hancock County grand jury handed up indictments against three men accused of drug crimes Tuesday. 42-year-old Darius Reaves of Lousville, Kentucky faces a charge of aggravated drug possession. Police say they found him with more than 100 times the bulk amount of a drug commonly known as BZP on January 9.

The grand jury also indicted 19-year-old Detron Edwards and 23-year-old Nkwane Young. Both Michigan residents are charged with three counts of drug possession. They were allegedly found with 30 oxycodone pills, 140 Percocet pills and 96 Xanax pills in their car April 19.

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4/30/14 – 5:11 A.M.

An informal Findlay city council meeting Tuesday heard discussion about e-cigarette use. Representatives of the Findlay Health Department lobbied for council to ban the use of the devices indoors. If the city moved forward with the suggestion, Findlay would be the first city in Ohio to ban the indoor use of e-cigarettes.

There’s no consensus on that subject with council. First Ward Councilwoman Holly Frische said Findlay should be the “trendsetter” on the subject. But Councilwoman-At-Large Anne Spence disagreed. Spence said there’s no proof the vapors from e-cigarettes are harmful to others. Third Ward Councilman Ron Monday added that a ban in the city could drive customers to businesses just outside the city limits.

Council will now decide if they will form a subcommittee to consider the Health Department’s suggestions.

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4/30/14 – 4:56 A.M.

Township trustees in Hancock County are getting in on the Blanchard River cleaning debate. The Courier reports trustees from nine of the county’s 17 townships signed a petition asking for the river to be cleaned out. The document calls for all logjams and islands to be removed from the river. It also asks for river banks to be cleared and planted with grass.

The current cleaning effort clears the islands in the river, but doesn’t remove them. The EPA will not allow the commissioners to remove the islands.

David Bower of Eagle Township and Jerry Wolford of Cass Township delivered the petition. Both are officers in the Hancock County Trustee’s Association but say the petition was held separate from that.

MORE: The Courier

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4/30/14 – 4:34 A.M.

Free vaccinations are available in Wood County for parents who can’t afford their child’s shots. Health officials say they’re seeing a decrease in people that are vaccinated and that can cause diseases, such as measles and mumps, to spread a lot quicker. The free vaccinations are being offered as part of National Infant Immunization Week.

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4/29/14 – 10:54 A.M.

We know it won’t be a Target, but let the speculation begin about what will go in at the former Findlay Home Depot store. Construction crews have blocked off the parking lot around the building on Tiffin Avenue. Findlay-Hancock County Alliance Economic Development Director Tony Iriti says the owner of the building is splitting it into a multi-tenant facility.

Who those potential tenants might be has not been made public.

The Findlay Home Depot closed in 2008.

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Fostoria police arrested two people this morning for breaking into cars in the city. Authorities say anyone living south of Lytle Street who has property missing out of unlocked cars should contact the police department. A post on the department’s Facebook page says the suspects were found with several stolen items on them.

No other details have been released.

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4/29/14 – 7:46 A.M.

You asked, and the Findlay Police Department has responded. The department announced Monday they would post people they are searching for on their Facebook page. Those posted are wanted on outstanding warrants.

The first person to be featured is 28-year-old Anna Hile of Findlay. She’s wanted for domestic violence. She also has several bench warrants for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

If you have information on where Hile is, you can call (419)424-7150.

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